3 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday

Saturday September 5th, 2020

Posted at 10:38am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,545. They say 2,382 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,542 on Friday September 4th to 2,545 on Saturday September 5th and 76 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 1 case is a local health care worker, 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case, and 1 case is community acquired.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Saturday and the local death toll stands at 74.

As of Saturday, the Health Unit says 9 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Three of the hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

New Beginnings retirement home in Leamington remains under outbreak with 6 staff cases and 21 resident cases.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Saturday, the Health Unit says the following workplace is under outbreak (no changes compared to yesterday):

  • 1 manufacturing facility (1 in Tecumseh)

A workplace outbreak is declared when two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace, according to the Health Unit. Officials with the Health Unit have said a workplace will only be named if a threat to the public exists.

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